Meet the Maker Dinner Series with Winemakers David & Dianna Palmer of Skillogalee Winery Clare Valley

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Romain & Chef de Cuisine Daniel Arnold are matching Skillogalee wines with Lutèce new Winter celebration menu.

Skillogalee is a boutique family-owned and operated winery located in the heart of the picturesque Clare Valley in South Australia. Offering hand-crafted, world-class wines by wine makers Dave & Diana Palmer.


History and Background

Skillogalee operates a wine tasting and sales area and a restaurant from an old stone cottage built in 1851 by a Cornish miner, John Trestrail, who settled here and operated the property, then called Trevarrick Farm, as a mixed home farm. He and his wife had 17 children of whom 13 survived – he was a religious man who, it is said, did not approve of drinking!

The property remained in the Trestrail family until the early 1900’s. It was then planted to stone fruit and vines for dried fruit, currants and sultanas. In the 1950’s and 60’s it became a grazing property until it was bought by Spencer and Margaret George in 1969. It was planted to wine grapes over the next 2 or 3 years – early varieties were Riesling, Shiraz, Grenache and Crouchen (formerly known as Clare Riesling) In the early 1980’s, most of the Grenache and all the Crouchen were grafted to Traminer and Cabernet Sauvignon and additional small areas were planted with new Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.

Here’s just a taste of what is in store for the night Romain’s famous pheasant & foie gras Pie, Wild Barramundi light smoked, Alsace sauerkraut, Riesling, the Venison shoulder braised 72 hours with Shiraz, potato & chestnut puree & The Baba with Skillogalee Liqueur Muscat & roasted pineapple, soft whipped cream

 When: Wednesday, 13th June 2018  at 6.30pm for 7pm

4 course dinner, appetizer on arrival & matching Skillogalee wines 99.00 per person

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For reservations: 07 3161 1858 or

Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar 1/60 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon QLD 406